City Council

New York City Council members gather at a City Hall hearing on October 23, 2008. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Push On For Hearing Loops To Transmit Audio At City Meetings

A bill has been introduced in the New York City Council that would make it easier for those with severe hearing loss to hear.


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New Law Requires Automatic Fire Sprinklers In NYC Businesses With Animals

All pet shops and facilities that house animals for 24 hours in New York City will now have to be equipped with automatic fire sprinklers.


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City Council Approves Cooling Tower Regulations In Wake Of Legionnaires’ Outbreak

The City Council is expected to vote Thursday on new regulations to force building owners to register and inspect their cooling towers as New York City’s outbreak of Legionnaires’ continues to spread.


Reality TV in NYC Hospitals

NYC Hospitals Ban Filming Of Reality TV Shows In Emergency Rooms

A letter signed by 33 members of the City Council members was sent to area hospitals after a patient died at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and his widow was stunned to later see his death on a reality TV show.


A sticker with the Uber logo is displayed in the window of a car. (Credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

De Blasio Declines Uber’s Online Debate Invite

The de Blasio administration is trying to slow down Uber’s rapid expansion.


Reality TV in NYC Hospitals

NYC Council Members Call On Hospitals To Keep Reality TV Out Of ERs

The move comes after a patient, Mark Chanko, died at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and his widow was stunned to later see his death on reality TV show “New York Med.”


A helicopter takes off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: City Council Drafting Bill That Could Ground Helicopter Tours

The New York City Council is reportedly drafting a bill that could permanently ground helicopter tours in the five boroughs.


A sticker with the Uber logo is displayed in the window of a car. (Credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

City Council Considers Bill Limiting Uber, Other For-Hire Vehicles

Uber and similar car services may hit a roadblock at City Hall.


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NYC’s $78.5 Billion Budget Heads To City Council For Vote

The entire Fiscal Year 2016 budget will go to a vote before the full council later this week.


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City Council Approves Bill To Ban Private Employers From Asking Applicants About Crime

The New York City Council on Wednesday passed legislation to ban private sector employers from asking job applicants if they have been convicted of a crime.


FILE -- A man buys his lunch at a street food vendor cart in New York. (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Would Apply Restaurant Letter Grading System To Street Food Vendors

City lawmakers want to make sure street food vendors meet the same standards as restaurants.


A view of Central Park from the 75th floor of 432 Park Avenue  on Oct. 15, 2104. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)

Councilman: New High-Rises Are Leaving Central Park In Shadows

A city councilman is taking action in the wake of some new construction that is making Central Park dark even in daylight.


New York City Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte. (Credit: City of New York)

Jails Commissioner Ponte Asks For Another $28 Million For Reforms

New York City Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte told lawmakers Tuesday that an additional $28 million allocated to the fiscal year 2016 budget will help fund reforms at the troubled agency.


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City Planning Commission Approves Plan For Evacuation Elevators In High-Rise Buildings

A unanimous vote on Wednesday by the City Planning Commission has paved the way for high-rise office buildings to add evacuation elevators.


Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal is urging people to report illegal idlers. (Credit: CBS2)

City Council Members Rally For Bill Aimed At Curbing Idling In NYC

Activists gathered at City Hall Tuesday morning in support of a new proposal to put citizens on patrol to crack down on idling cars in New York City.